Sunday, November 3, 2013

Congress wants restrictions on opinion polls during elections


BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's visit to Bihar to meet the families of the victims of the Patna blasts is prominently noticed in the press. "Party parades ashes, hands cheques as Modi goes to kin of blast victims" reports the Indian Express. Highlighting the sharp reaction from Bihar Chief Minister the Hindustan Times writes "People will sweep away trash from outside says Nitish".

Most papers take note of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar's endorsement of Narendra Modi for the Prime Minister's post. Highlighting the Congress reaction the Indian Express writes "Congress says people don't want Lata's guidance".

The allegations by Malayalam actress Shweta Menon that she was molested at a public function in Kerala are highlighted in all the papers. "Actor Shweta alleges molestation at function : Congress MP denies allegation, calls TV reports strange"" reports the Times of India.

The Congress' support for the Election Commission's views on restricting the publication and dissemination of opinion polls during elections is keenly noticed in the press. "Congress wants restrictions on opinion polls during elections" observes the Pioneer.

The election of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to the UN Board of Auditors finds mention in most papers. "CAG on UN Board of Auditors" reports the Tribune. Highlighting an interesting aspect of his election, the Times of India writes "China, Pakistan help CAG win poll to UN audit body".

In a special story, the Times of India informs that in order to curb proliferation of petitions with vested interests, the Supreme Court has ruled that any person who files a PIL against a public authority or a politician must first prove to the court that he has no ulterior motive.

There is a new creature drawing in crowds in the Italian city of Florence. It is neither a zebra nor a donkey. The Hindustan Times calls it a 'zonkey', a baby produced by an act of love between a zebra and a donkey.

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